The epidemiology of hospitalization with diarrhea in rural Kenya: the utility of existing health facility data in developing countries.

@article{Tornheim2010TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of hospitalization with diarrhea in rural Kenya: the utility of existing health facility data in developing countries.},
  author={Jeffrey A Tornheim and Ayub Manya and Norbert Oyando and Stewart Kabaka and Ciara E. O'Reilly and Robert F. Breiman and Daniel R Feikin},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={e499-505}
}
OBJECTIVES In developing countries where prospective surveillance is resource-intensive, existing hospital data can define incidence, mortality, and risk factors that can help target interventions and track trends in disease burden. METHODS We reviewed hospitalizations from 2001 to 2003 at all inpatient facilities in Bondo District, Kenya. RESULTS Diarrhea was responsible for 11.2% (n=2158) of hospitalizations. The annual incidence was 550 and 216 per 100,000 persons aged <5 and > or =5… CONTINUE READING
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